project and realization
Via dei Colli della Farnesina 144 VI/A, Rome, Italy
Ferdinand Milučký, Jozef Chovanec
1969 – 1971
2003 – 2005

Located on the edge of central city adjacent to modern Olympic stadium and housing condominiums the administrative and representative seat of diplomatic delegation of Slovak Republic is accompanied by the secondary object of the apartment villa for diplomatic personnel’s accommodation. Brutalist and structuralist in appearance the architecture export the wave of the best quality architecture as practiced by the generation of 1960s and 1970s architects like Chovanec and Milucky. Rare example of consistency of structured out volumes and application of abstract grids in interior design. After reconstruction the spatial concept and most of the materiality sustained maximal authenticity.
In the context of Milučký´s life work the Embassy in Rome supports his position among the strong late modernist generation of 1960s and 1970s to be unique. Though his masterpiece of Crematorium in Bratislava (designed shortly before this realization) is far ahead in consistency of concept with final form if compared with later realizations, the architectural value of the architecture piece designed together with architect Chovanec is immense, also for the fact the building resisted the time in full service and unchanged function since its completion.

CHOVANEC, Jozef: Československé veľvyslanectvo Rím / Via Farnesina. Projekt 14, 1972, n. 10, p. 38 - 41.
DULLA, Matúš: Architekt Ferdinand Milučký. Exhibition catalog. Bratislava, SAS 1997. 100 p.
DULLA, Matúš – MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Henrieta: Architektúra Slovenska v 20. storočí. Bratislava, Slovart 2002. 512 p.

Source of picture: 
Dulla, M.: Architekt Ferdinand Milučký
Ground plan:
Department of Architecture Archive, ÚSTARCH SAV